In my free time, between work, friends, reading, and life in general, I really thoroughly enjoy baking. It’s a great stress reliever and my coworkers always seem a little bit happier when I bring in cookies or great bread the next day. I totally admit to having a sweet tooth, but I also don’t want to be overloaded on a sugar 24/7! Fortunately, there are plenty of great YA books out there that fill my craving for sugar and give me some fun stories along the way! Here is just a sampling of (mostly) fictional titles to get your taste buds tingling.
Heather Hepler has two books that fit the bill! Her most recent book, Love? Maybe, is all about a teen girl named Piper who is very cynical about love. She was born on Valentine’s Day and to say she is not impressed by the sweet sentiments of guys is an understatement. She does have one talent that makes her the perfect Valentine’s Day girl, though, and that is her unique ability to create amazing chocolate candies and concoctions. This book will have your mouth watering as you read about how Piper pairs chocolate with crazy ingredients to maybe, just maybe, win the heart of the guy next door. And don’t forget another Heather Hepler title: The Cupcake Queen. The cupcake trend may finally be dying out a bit, but this book is still as sweet as can be.